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NFB Educational Workshops: For the Love of Making Movies

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Educators have the opportunity to take their students on a field trip to the NFB Educational Workshop Spaces. Here, they will meet our team of experienced media and education specialists, who facilitate animation and documentary workshops for students of all ages in both Montreal and Toronto. We offer stop-motion animation, Norman McLaren animation, documentary and more »

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How to Build an ᐃᒡᓗ

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This is a guest post written by Laurence Desrosiers-Guité, NFB Education Specialist, and Dan Thornhill, Coordinator of Technical Support, NFB Education. The word “igloo” originates from iglu, meaning “house” in Inuktitut, the language of the Canadian Inuit. Written references to igloos date back to the 16th century. Inuit hunters used them as temporary houses during the cold more »

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Announcing the 2013 Rise Against Homophobia Youth Short Video Contest

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This is a guest post by Ross Johnstone, Director of Programs for Out in Schools & Out On Screen. Out in Schools is a BC-based high school outreach initiative that brings LGBTQ films into the classroom to facilitate dialogue on homophobia and bullying.To date, Out in Schools has reached more than 35,000 students through interactive, more »

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Come meet the NFB at Connect 2013

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The National Film Board of Canada is a proud Association Partner of Connect 2013: Canada’s National Learning and Technology Conference, taking place May 6 and 7 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Drop by Exhibitor Booth 99 to meet the NFB Education team and learn about CAMPUS, our online media resource for more »

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Reel Talk: Using NFB Films during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, May 2013

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This post was written by Ashley Catania, an NFB Education Specialist based in Toronto. Ashley is an advocate for creating awareness about gender equality and violence against women and children, and for bringing about social change through media. Warning: This post contains difficult subject matter and is intended for educators and parents. Please review all more »

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Learning through Empathy: New Resources for Teachers

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The “Learning  through Empathy” Playlists for Educators How do a family, a school and a community benefit from empathy? Empathy allows us to see the world from divergent and even opposing perspectives, and to experience the feelings of another person or group. It’s an essential component in our ethnically and culturally diverse country—and in our more »

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NFB Education Visits the Arctic

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This blog post was written by Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell. In early December of last year, National Film Board Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell traveled to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as part of an extensive Educational Outreach initiative focused on Canada’s newest territory. The NFB has the world’s largest collection of more »

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Teach the War of 1812 with Our Free Tablet App

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This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi, Education Specialist and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. Only a month ago I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake with my colleague, Claudia Sicondolfo, for the Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association Conference “History and Identity: Marking 200 Years of the more »

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Environmental Sustainability Education through NFB Films and Events

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Written by Ashley Catania, NFB Education Specialist, and Claudia Sicondolfo, NFB Education Team Leader Though the winter snows may soon blanket everything in white, we know that educators will still be looking for ways to teach inspired “green” lessons. Read on for a few brief descriptions of NFB teaching resources related to the environment as more »

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NFB Education Takes the Show on the Road: A Visit to the Northwest Territories

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Written by NFB Education Team Leader Claudia Sicondolfo and NFB Education Specialist Lolo Desrosiers-Guité In August 2012, NFB Education was invited to the Northwest Territories to give workshops and presentations to educators and youth. As members of the newly formed education team, we were eager to take our show on the road and embark on more »

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Best Films of the Year for Kids and Teens

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By Tey Cottingham, Advisor, NFB Education Team Are you curious to know which Canadian books and DVDs the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has selected as the best of the year for kids and teens? Are you also curious about which NFB films, in particular, were deemed by their review jury to be the best of more »

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StopMoStudio in Action

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This is a guest post written by Alanna Penney, who teaches grade 7 Modern Art at Macdonald Drive Junior High in St.John’s, Newfoundland. About 4 years ago, I decided to incorporate stop-motion animation into my teaching. I had participated in a teacher inservice where I experienced first hand how to make a stop-motion animation. I more »

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